Xiaomi announces 'Desh ka smartphone' Redmi 5A with 8-day battery life

Published On: 30, Nov 2017 | Source: business-standard.com

India’s leading smartphone maker has launched 5A smartphone on November 30. Dubbed as ‘Desh ka smartphone’, the device houses 3,000 mAh battery, which according to company’s claim offers 8 day power backup.
The 5A seems to a minor upgrade over the predecessor 4A. However, going by the company’s claim, some critical changes have been done inside the phone – especially in terms of battery and charging technology -- that makes it a compatible device to beat electricity and power woes of India.

Going by the specifications, the 5A a 5-inch HD (1280x720) screen with three capacitive buttons below it. It is powered by a Snapdragon 425 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with 16 GB/ 32 GB internal storage and 2 GB / 3 GB RAM, respectively. There is a microSD slot that can accommodate a chip of up to 128 GB storage to expand the device storage. The phone runs Android Nougat covered under Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI 9 theme on the top.
The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front facing selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Among other features, the primary camera supports burst mode, panorama mode and HDR mode.
In terms of connectivity, the budget device covers major options including 4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and micro-USB for data transfer, but cuts down on a fingerprint scanner.
The phone is priced at Rs 4,999 for the base model with 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB RAM, and  Rs 6,999 for top model with 32 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM. The phone will go on sale on Flipkart, Mi Store and offline retail stores starting December 7.